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Matt Redman unites thousands through viral performance of '10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)' from Times Square

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Sat, Nov 5th 2016 10:25 am
Matt Redman performs in New York City. (Image provided by publicist)
Matt Redman performs in New York City. (Image provided by publicist)

First holiday album, 'These Christmas Lights,' available now

Matt Redman's powerful rendition of Grammy-winning single "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" live in Times Square at 2015 NY CityFest, has received a rapid rise in viewers, raising its initial viewer count tenfold. Garnering half a million views in the past 72 hours on YouTube alone, over 50,000 people have shared the now trending video on Facebook.

Church LeadersIndependent Journal ReviewWorld Religion NewsCharisma NewsChristian PostFaith It and more have organically shared the story, sighting Redman's performance as "moving" and "beautiful glimpse into what it looks like when people worship God in the midst of a secular culture." An overwhelming response from viewers say a resounding "just what this country needs," less than a week before the 2016 presidential election, supporting the timely popularity of the video.

"I'm so glad to see this '10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)' song video gathering some momentum in the space of a few short days," Redman said. "From some of the comments on social media, it seems many are resonating with the video, because of the political and spiritual climate in this nation right now. I guess it's encouraging to see the name of God being lifted high in the middle of one of the USA's most iconic locations, at such a time as this."

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Redman recently released his first-ever holiday record, "These Christmas Lights." Written in London, Los Angeles, Nashville and Israel, the album presents 11 new songs reminding listeners "the glory of Christmas is the glory of Christ." With guest appearances from Natasha Bedingfield, Chris Tomlin and Tasha Cobbs, many of the song were co-written with Jonas Myrin, Redman's co-writer of the "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" anthem. "These Christmas Lights" is available now.

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